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The Mysteries of Life and Death

Believe it or not, my life is based on a true story. Come to think of it, so is yours. And so was Quentin Crisp‘s. One of the lines he left with us before his death at age 90 was, “Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.” When we can joke about …

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In Memory of a Loved One: 7 Ways of Honoring a Deceased Relative

What should you do in memory of a loved one who has passed away? This could be a parent or other close relative, a dear friend, a former teacher or mentor, or anyone who was special to you. It might even be someone who influenced you a great deal, even though you never met the person. A favorite author? A …

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How To Deal With Mental Trauma Due To Negligence At Nursing Home?

Nursing home abuse and negligence are considered as one of the common concerns. The fact that the elderly in these rest homes are not treated well is disturbing. Fortunately, the law comes to the rescue of such victims who face physical and mental trauma in care facilities. A nursing home can be held legally responsible if an act of negligence …

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5 Benefits That Technology Can Offer To Seniors And Their Caregivers

Over the course of elderly people’s lifetimes, technology has come a very long way. They have seen everything from man landing on the moon to the rise of society dependent on the Internet to dramatic medical advances and more. Senior Care center have witnessed ways that technology is changing the aging process. Impact the quality of your clients’ lives by …

3 Readers Ask about Death and Dying

Death is a subject we’d rather not think or talk about. But how can we ignore it when it jumps out at us every day from the TV we watch and newspapers we read? So, it’s not surprising that three of our readers have written in about their concerns about death and asked for my comments. Perhaps my replies to …

23 Tips on Aging 

Do you suffer from gerontophobia, which is the fear of old people, old age, and growing old? Judging by the number of books dealing with life after 50, or even 40, it appears that many people have difficulty dealing with aging. Since I’m 77 I have the right to ask, “What’s all the fuss about?” Part of the problem, it seems …

Old Age: Facts, Fiction, and Foresight

Finally, a subject I’m qualified to write about: Old Age! Not that I feel old at age 76, but every time I bump into friends that I haven’t seen for a while, they remark how well and serene I look. Those comments remind me of what mourners say about the dearly departed at a funeral: “My, doesn’t (s)he look good? …

Growing Old Is Wonderful if You Remember to Stay Young while Doing so

I was inspired by a comment of Francis Bacon (1561~1626) who wrote, “Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” Since I am an old author, perhaps I am best to read. Whether I am or not, I’m going to write anyway. And the subject might as well be old …